Bacon-Onion Jam
Sweet, smoky, salty, and tangy, this mélange of caramelized onions and bacon is the perfect way to top a wheel of baked Brie or a burger. This recipe makes a fairly chunky jam. If you want it a little smoother, transfer the finished jam toa food processor and pulse a few times.
Servings Prep Time
8servings 40minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
8servings 40minutes
Cook Time
  • 1pound thick-cut bacondiced into 1/2 -inch pieces
  • 3large onionshalved and thinly sliced, about 4 cups
  • 3cloves garlicminced
  • 1/2cup brown sugarpacked
  • 1/4cup apple cideror apple juice
  • 1/4cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/4teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • dash cayenne pepper
  1. Add bacon to Instant Pot. Select sauté and adjust to normal. Cook and stir until bacon is cooked through but not crisp for about 8 minutes. Remove bacon to a paper towel-lined plate; refrigerate.
  2. Remove all but 1 tablespoon of the bacon grease from the pot. Add onions and garlic to drippings in the pot. Cook and stir for 5 minutes until just tender. Press cancel.
  3. Add brown sugar, apple cider, vinegar, thyme, cinnamon, and cayenne. Stir to combine.
  4. Secure the lid on the pot. Open the pressure-release valve. Select slow cook and adjust to less. Cook for 6 to 7 hours. Press cancel.
  5. Add cooked bacon to pot. Select sauté and adjust to less.
  6. Cook jam until most of the liquid has been evaporated for 5 to 10 minutes. Press cancel.
  7. Cool and refrigerate for up to 1 week. (Jam can also be frozen.)